NVIDIA Delays GeForce RTX 3070 Launch to October 29thby Ryan Smith on October 2, 2020 3:30 PM EST
In a brief news post made to their GeForce website last night, NVIDIA has announced that they have delayed the launch of the upcoming GeForce RTX 3070 video card. The high-end video card, which was set to launch on October 15th for $499, has been pushed back by two weeks. It will now be launching on October 29th.
Indirectly referencing the launch-day availability concerns for the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 last month, NVIDIA is citing a desire to have “more cards available on launch day” for the delay. NVIDIA does not disclose their launch supply numbers, so it’s not clear just how many more cards another two weeks’ worth of stockpiling will net them – it likely still won’t be enough to meet all demand – but it should at least improve the odds.
|NVIDIA GeForce Specification Comparison|
|RTX 3070||RTX 3080||RTX 3090||RTX 2070|
|Memory Clock||14Gbps GDDR6||19Gbps GDDR6X||19.5Gbps GDDR6X||14Gbps GDDR6|
|Memory Bus Width||256-bit||320-bit||384-bit||256-bit|
|Single Precision Perf.||20.4 TFLOPs||29.8 TFLOPs||35.7 TFLOPs||7.5 TFLOPs|
|Tensor Perf. (FP16)||81.3 TFLOPs||119 TFLOPs||143 TFLOPs||59.8 TFLOPs|
|Tensor Perf. (FP16-Sparse)||163 TFLOPs||238 TFLOPs||285 TFLOPs||59.8 TFLOPs|
|Manufacturing Process||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||TSMC 12nm "FFN"|
|Launch Price||MSRP: $499||MSRP: $699||MSRP: $1499||MSRP: $499
Interestingly, this delay also means that the RTX 3070 will now launch after AMD’s planned Radeon product briefing, which is scheduled for October 28th. NVIDIA has already shown their hand with respect to specifications and pricing, so the 3070’s price and performance are presumably locked in. But this does give NVIDIA one last chance to react – or at least, distract – should they need it.
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Spunjji - Monday, October 5, 2020 - linkI'd guess that's the most likely motivation - an attempt at a spoiler launch to steal press attention away.
Notagaintoday - Thursday, October 8, 2020 - link29th, eh? I can't help but think they wanted to rain on AMD's parade"
Not only that, but by waiting a day later, and delaying the launch of the 3070, AMD now can't use the 3070 in comparison charts in its launch of RDNA2, so they will only be able to compare RDNA2 to the 3080/90 cards, and 'gamers' will see that RDNA II is not much better than a 3080, so will still buy the 3070, not AMD. Its about bull**it marketing, nothing more!
Nvidia gets another one over the average consumer, and still coins it in with deceptive marketing. And yet 'gamers' fall for it time-and-time again. LOL!
Qasar - Saturday, October 10, 2020 - link" and 'gamers' will see that RDNA II is not much better than a 3080, so will still buy the 3070 "
oh ? if rdna2 competes as well as the rumors and leaks seems to indicate, and if it is priced lower then the equiv. rtx 3000, how do you figure gamers will still buy a 3070 ? as it stands, the 3080/3090 is priced put of reach in canada, the 3080 starts @ around $900. the 3070, could be with in reach of some, but, those with more important financial obligations, will probable pass on that as well. no know i know is even considering the 3080, forget about the 3090. they might consider the 3070, but cause it has been delayed til the 29th, they are now waiting to see what rdna2 is like and decide.
nadim.kahwaji - Monday, October 5, 2020 - linkDoes anyone know when the review of the 3080,3090 RTX will Published ?
TacoR0sado - Friday, October 16, 2020 - link4 weeks later, my guess is it isn't coming.